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Shoebill (Phat! - Doki Doki Doubutu Series)
« on: November 16, 2013, 12:24:22 AM »
So since we apparently didn't have it, yet: Here's a walk-around of the majestic Doki Doki Doubutu "1/12 scale" model Shoebill or Whale-headed Stork, Balaeniceps rex Gould, 1850. The figure is retired and seems to be the rarest of the Doki Doki releases. Height excluding base is 123 mm, so the scale would be between approx. 1:10 and 1:11.
The wild population of this species is in decline due to hunting and habitat loss and IUCN lists it as "Vulnerable".













Edit 2017-02-07: Fixed broken image urls.
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Re: Shoebill (Phat! - Doki Doki Doubutu Series)
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2013, 01:26:35 AM »
Wonderful! You know, we have one of the type specimens of the shoebill in the Nottingham Natural History Museum, Wollaton Hall. You must visit some time! :)


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Re: Shoebill (Phat! - Doki Doki Doubutu Series)
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2013, 06:05:10 PM »
Wonderful! You know, we have one of the type specimens of the shoebill in the Nottingham Natural History Museum, Wollaton Hall. You must visit some time! :)
Oh, many thanks, I'd love to! :) If only I find a way... but you never know!

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Re: Shoebill (Phat! - Doki Doki Doubutu Series)
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2013, 06:13:27 PM »
I love it! I wish to find one to my collection some day  ::)

Congratulations, it's wonderful item! :D

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Re: Shoebill (Phat! - Doki Doki Doubutu Series)
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2013, 06:20:57 PM »
Many thanks, Ana! :) It became an instant favourite of mine, too, when Helge (who had been searching for it for a long time) told me about it and then we both got the chance to get one. ^-^

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Re: Shoebill (Phat! - Doki Doki Doubutu Series)
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2013, 09:01:33 PM »
I did not know that somebody had done a figure of this figure  :o.
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Re: Shoebill (Phat! - Doki Doki Doubutu Series)
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2013, 11:31:30 AM »
Thanks, Jetoar! :) Yes, and unfortunately this one is very hard to find, too. :-\ I forgot how long it was exactly but Helge (postsaurischian) once told me how long he's been searching for it and I believe it was two years or so.

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Re: Shoebill (Phat! - Doki Doki Doubutu Series)
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2013, 09:25:22 PM »
Thanks, Jetoar! :) Yes, and unfortunately this one is very hard to find, too. :-\ I forgot how long it was exactly but Helge (postsaurischian) once told me how long he's been searching for it and I believe it was two years or so.

I hope that other brands will do a figure of this animal  ^-^.
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Re: Shoebill (Phat! - Doki Doki Doubutu Series)
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2013, 09:39:19 PM »
I'm actually surprised that the major U.S. and European brands don't seem to have any, it's such an iconic and easily recognised bird (and a cool one, too!).

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Re: Shoebill (Phat! - Doki Doki Doubutu Series)
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2013, 06:08:41 PM »
I love this shoebill too. I search around 1 year for him  :)

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Re: Shoebill (Phat! - Doki Doki Doubutu Series)
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2013, 03:26:29 PM »
Well, then I'll keep my fingers crossed for you, too! :)

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Re: Shoebill (Phat! - Doki Doki Doubutu Series)
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2013, 05:19:42 PM »
I love this shoebill too. I search around 1 year for him  :)

I understand you, but in my case with WWD Liopleurodon  :-\.
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Re: Shoebill (Phat! - Doki Doki Doubutu Series)
« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2013, 09:23:30 PM »
 :D Ahh! So wonderful (WONDERFUL). This figure is a true treasure!
The fact that the Shoebill is my favourite bird or modern Dinosaur might be one of my reasons for that.

Thanks, Jetoar! :) Yes, and unfortunately this one is very hard to find, too. :-\ I forgot how long it was exactly but Helge (postsaurischian) once told me how long he's been searching for it and I believe it was two years or so.

Yes! ..... and it was actually our Dr. Admin who ended my search by showing a Dinosaur orientated eBay-link in the DTF Classifieds section.
Looking at the seller's other items almost made my heart stop beating ... there it was :o!!
I think I've never clicked the buy-it-now button that fast ;D ... it was truly reflexive.

Thank you once again, Adam. I won't forget this :).

I'm actually surprised that the major U.S. and European brands don't seem to have any, it's such an iconic and easily recognised bird (and a cool one, too!).

On one hand it's good that there aren't any other models of the species around - this makes the Phat! model even more special ;D.
On the other hand it's a pain in the a.. if you're not able to find and get this rare figure :-\ ..... as it was for me.

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Re: Shoebill (Phat! - Doki Doki Doubutu Series)
« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2017, 01:31:11 PM »
Doki Doki Shoebill image urls fixed. :)

 



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